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Members of the Commission Jacques Delors, Chairman In’am Al Mufti Isao Amagi Roberto Carneiro Fay Chung Bronislaw Geremek William Gorham Aleksandra Kornhauser Michael Manley Marisela Padr6n Quero Marie-AngPlique


Karan Singh Rodolfo Stavenhagen Myong Won Suhr Zhou Nanzhao



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Education: the necessary Utopia .

Jacques Delors

Looking ahead Tensions to be overcome Designing and building our common future Learning throughout life: the heartbeat of society The stages and bridges of learning: a fresh approach Getting the reform strategies right Broadening international co-operation in the global village

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I. From the local community ”:::: ‘‘:,; 3.C to a world society An increasingly crowded planet Towards the globalization of human activity Universal communication The many faces of global interdependence An uncertain world i The local and the global Understanding the world and understanding Pointers and recommendations


‘2. From social cohesion to democratic participation Education and the crisis of social cohesion Education versus exclusion Education and the forces at work in society: some principles for action Democratic participation Civic education and the practice of citizenship Information societies and learning societies Pointers and recommendations

3. From economic arowth to human development 4

Highly inequitable-economic growth The demand for education for economic purposes The uneven distribution of knowledge Education for women, an essential means of promoting Counting the cost of progress Economic growth and human development Education for human development Pointers and recommendations





4. The four pillars of education Learning to know Learning to do . From skill to competence The ‘dematerialization’of work and the rise of the service sector Work in the informal economy Learning to live together, learning to live with others Discovering others Working towards common objectives Learning to be Pointers and recommendations

5. Learning throughout life An imperative for democracy A multidimensional education New times, fresh fields Education at the heart of society Seeking out educational synergies Pointers and recommendations




6. From basic education to university A passport to life: basic education Early childhood education Children with special needs Adult basic education and literacy Community participation and responsibility Secondary education: the crossroads of life Diversity in secondary education Vocationalguidance Higher education and education throughout life The functions of higher education A p/ace for learning and a source of knowledge Higher education and the changing labour market The university as a place of culture and learning open to all Higher education and international co-operation The vital need to combat under-achievement Recognizing subsequently acquired skills by means of new methods of certification Pointers and recommendations

7. Teachers in search of new perspectives The world comes into the classroom Expectations and responsibilities Teaching: an art and a science The quality of teachers Learning what and how to teach Working teachers The school and the community The administration of the school Drawing teachers into decision-making on educational matters Favourable conditions for effective teaching Pointers and recommendations

8. Choices for education: the political factor Choice of education means choice of society The demand for education Evaluation